CERN Computing Seminar

Building IaaS Clouds with OpenNebula and its Application to Grid Computing

by Ignacio Martin Llorente (Universidad Complutense)

30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium (CERN)

30/7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium


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The aim of the seminar is to describe the innovations in cloud management brought by the OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit, and its application to simplify and optimize the use and operation of cluster and grid computing infrastructures. OpenNebula is a widely used open-source Cloud manager that fits into existing data centers to build private, public and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Clouds.

Most of its innovative features have been developed to address requirements from business use cases in RESERVOIR, flagship of European research initiatives in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. The innovations comprise support for elastic multi-tier services; flexible and scalable back-end for virtualization, storage and networking management; and support for Cloud federation and interoperability. OpenNebula brings to the grid and cluster ecosystem several benefits in terms of simplification, flexibility, maintainability, operational savings and resilience of the computing systems.

The presentation ends with an introduction of the community and ecosystem that are evolving around OpenNebula and the new European projects on cloud computing infrastructures that are using this innovative cloud technology. One of these projects is StratusLab, which will incorporate cloud and virtualization innovation into existing Grid infrastructures by integrating cloud technologies and services within Grid sites; and by enriching existing computing infrastructures with "Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS) cloud-like delivery paradigms.

About the speaker

Ignacio M. Llorente, Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and Executive MBA (IE Business School), is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology, and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid. He has 18 years of experience in research and development of advanced distributed computing and virtualization technologies, architecture of large-scale distributed infrastructures and resource provisioning platforms, and management of international projects and initiatives on Grid and Cloud Computing.

His current research interests are mainly in the area of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud Computing, co-leading the research and development of the OpenNebula Toolkit for Cloud Computing and coordinating the Activity on Management of Virtual Execution Environments in the RESERVOIR Project, main EU-funded research initiative in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface; and participates in the European Cloud Computing Group of Experts.

Organised by: M.Guijarro and Miguel Angel Marquina - IT Department
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